Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills District
Cherrapunji is currently used in the map of Meghalaya. Before the independence of India in 1947, Cherapunji was known as "Sohra". Even now also, the local people call this place as "Sohra" Cherrapunji is famously known as the wettest place on Earth, although Mawsynram, which is located very near to hill station, currently holds that record in rainfall. Cherrapunji records the maximum amount of rainfall, as it is located in the orographic region.
Jowai, West Jaintia Hills district
Jowai in Jaintia Hills is a scenic place located on a plateau region. It is surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu River bordering Bangladesh to the south. This hill station enjoys cool and temperate summers and chilly winters with mountain forests. Jowai is also known as the economic capital of Meghalaya, with the presence of many small scale industries. The tourism attraction of Jowai is an archaeological site.
Shillong, East Khasi Hills District
Shillong is the capital city and hill station of Meghalaya. Shillong is one of the smallest and cleanest cities in India. Shillong is well known for its mountain. Shillong is known as "Scotland of the East". Shillong was developed by British Empire in India as it is located near the Brahmaputra River and Surma valleys.
Tura, West Garo Hills District
Tura is located in the Garo Hills region allures for tourism for the wildlife. Nokrek National Park is the cynosure of this place. Tura is also known as the cultural capital of Garo Tribes. Balpakram and Siju Caves are the popular tourist destinations here.
Mawsynram, East Khasi Hills District
Mawsynram, previously known as the Princely State of Mawsynram in British era, is known as the paradise of any rain lover. This place is well known for the presence of Mawsmai Cave.
Meghalaya is well connected by the roadways and airways. The nearest railway head is in Assam. Guwahati is the nearest railway station located around 104 Km from Shillong. Shillong is connected with Guwahati by National Highway 40. Shillong Airport and Baljek Airport are the two airports serving the connectivity with the other Indian States.
(Last Updated on : 15-06-2017)